Best Kwanzaa Captions & Quotes for Instagram

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Every year on December 26th, the 7-day celebration of Kwanzaa begins. We’ve curated these meaningful Kwanzaa captions & quotes for your Instagram posts!

The week-long celebration of Kwanzaa honors African heritage in African American culture. Each day of Kwanzaa is devoted to celebrating the “Nguzo Saba,” which in Swahili means the seven principles. All seven principles of Kwanzaa are inspiring, uplifting, positive, and centered on traditions of the African harvest season. The name Kwanzaa comes from the Swahili phrase matunda ya kwanza, meaning “first fruits of the harvest.“ Celebrations include daily ceremonies with food, decorations and other cultural objects, such as the kinara, which holds seven candles, representing the 7 principles. A candle is lit on each day to celebrate each one of these principles. On the last day, a black candle is lit, and gifts are shared with loved ones.

Best Kwanzaa Captions

  • Umoja – Kujichagulia – Ujima – Ujamaa – Nia – Kuumba – Imani
  • May the light of your kinara fill your home with umoja (unity), kujichagulia (self-determination), ujima (collective work), ujamaa (cooperative economics), nia (purpose), kuumba (creativity) and imani (faith).
  • Peace, light and love ❤️🖤💚
  • Hope your Kwanzaa is filled with joy and prosperity
  • Wishing you a joyous Kwanzaa
  • From Umoja to Imani, may all the blessings of Kwanzaa be yours
  • Kwanzaa blessings
  • It’s not what you call me, but what I answer to. —African Proverb
  • Take pride in each other and give thanks for this beautiful Kwanzaa
  • May you rejoice in tradition of Kwanzaa


More Kwanzaa Captions

  • Wishing you warmth and togetherness this Kwanzaa
  • Hope you enjoy each of the seven days of Kwanzaa
  • Good things happen around a table
  • May the light of your kinara fill your home with peace and light your new year with love
  • Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable. —Kenyan proverb
  • Let the light of Kwanzaa bring happiness to your home
  • May peace, love, and unity bring a happy Kwanzaa to you
  • Light, happiness, and peace to you in the coming year
  • Celebrating love, community, and family

Kwanzaa Quotes for Instagram

  • “Kwanzaa has a life of its own. Kwanzaa is about the spirit of people.” — Unknown
  • “The axe forgets what the tree remembers.” —African Proverb
  • “We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.” —Maya Angelou
  • “Kwanzaa is a holiday that should be celebrated by everyone, not just the Black community.” —Jacqui Lewis
  • “Kwanzaa is a pan-African celebration of heritage and culture and family and community. The principles and the manner of observing the holiday lift up traditional values that are key to our lives.” —Janine Bell
  • “I see Kwanzaa as an opportunity for African-Americans to reaffirm ourselves if we choose to, a chance to rebuild and renew our focus. I see Kwanzaa as a holiday of the spirit.” —Jessica Harris
  • “Kwanzaa is a special time to remember the ancestors, the bridge builders, and the leaders.” —Dorothy Winbush Riley
  • “For Africa to me…is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.” —Maya Angelou
  • “We build our temples for tomorrow, strong as we know how, and we stand on top of the mountain, free within ourselves.” —Langston Hughes
  • “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” —Muhammad Ali


Inspiring Kwanzaa Quotes

  • “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “Kwanzaa affirms that mothers and fathers of previous generations transmitted African Americans’ existence and persistence to the mothers and fathers of today. Pass it on.” —Dorothy Winbush Riley
  • “The moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.” —James Baldwin
  • “We will never know ourselves if we do not know our history.” — Maulana Karenga
  • “We have religious holidays and we have secular holidays. I see Kwanzaa as an opportunity for African Americans to reaffirm ourselves if we choose to, a chance to rebuild and renew our focus. I see Kwanzaa as a holiday of the spirit.” —Jessica Harris
  • “Once you know who you are, you don’t have to worry anymore.” —Nikki Giovanni
  • “The holiday reflects the best of African thought and practice in its reaffirmation of the dignity of the human person in community and culture, the well-being of family and community, the integrity of the environment and our kinship with it, and the rich resource and meaning of a people’s culture.” —Dr. Maulana Karenga
  • “Our children need the sense of specialness that comes from participating in a known and loved ritual. They need the mastery of self-discipline that comes from order. They need the self-awareness that comes from a knowledge of their past. They need Kwanzaa as a tool for building their future and our own.” —Jessica Harris

We hope these Kwanzaa captions help make this year’s celebration even more special. Make sure to check out our other holiday captions too. Happy Holidays!

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